NY Finger Lakes FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®)

FLL® is an exciting alliance between FIRST® and the LEGO® Company. Guided by adult mentors and their own imaginations, FLL® students solve real-world engineering challenges by applying math, science, and technology.


“Prepare. Respond. Recover.”

Can FIRST® LEGO® League teams help us master natural disasters? In the 2013 NATURE’S FURY℠ Challenge, over 200,000 children ages 9 to 16* from over 70 countries will explore the awe-inspiring storms, quakes, waves and more that we call natural disasters. Teams will discover what can be done when intense natural events meet the places people live, work, and play. Brace yourself for NATURE’S FURY!

FLL challenges kids to think like scientists and engineers. During NATURE’S FURY teams will build, test, and program an autonomous robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. They will also choose and solve a real-world problem in the Project. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under FLL’s signature set of Core Values.

For more information, please visit the FLL website

Click here to register your FLL Team.

2013 Nature’s Fury FLL Kick-off Event

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: University of Rochester Campus, Munnerlyn Atrium, Goergen Hall

Regional Qualifying Tournaments

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the FLFLL Committee via email: flfllcommittee@rochester.edu

Southern Tier Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Houghton College
One Willard Avenue Houghton NY 14744
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Webster Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Spry Middle School
119 South Avenue Webster NY 14580
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pal-Mac Raider Robotics Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Palmyra-Macedon High School
151 Hyde Parkway Palmyra NY 14522 US
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
McQuaid Jesuit Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
McQuaid Jesuit High School
1800 Clinton Avenue South Rochester NY 14618
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Rochester STEM High School Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Rochester STEM High School, Edison Campus
655 Colfax Street, Rochester, NY 14606
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Buffalo Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Buffalo Academy of Science Charter School
190 Franklin St. Buffalo NY 14202
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Twin Tiers Robotics Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive, Corning, NY 14830
Time: 8:00 a.m.-4:000 p.m.
Churchville-Chili Qualifying Tournament
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Churchville-Chili Middle School
139 Fairbanks Road,
Churchville, NY 14428
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Please note that these times are only tentative and are subject to change as the event approaches. Your teams will be notified with more information once you are assigned to a tournament location.

2013 Finger Lakes FLL Championship Tournament

Date: December 8, 2013

Location: University of Rochester Goergen Athletic Center
Rochester, NY 14627

FLL Team Arrival/Check in: 7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Official Tournament Begins with the Opening Ceremony: 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have: flfllcommittee@ur.rochester.edu

To view the schedule for the day, please click here

Junior FLL Expo


Your Junior FIRST LEGO League Team is invited to a Jr.FLL Expo at this year’s FLL Championship Tournament at the University of Rochester on

Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Please join us on December 8th to not only cheer on the FLL teams but to participate in a Jr. FLL Expo!

The Jr. FLL Expo will be from 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Please come and proudly display your project and posters.

Awards will be handed out during the Tournament’s closing ceremony.

Be prepared to answer questions about your display!

We look forward to seeing you all on December 8th!

If you are interested in participating, please contact us via email by November 22nd: flfllcommittee@ur.rochester.edu

Volunteers Welcome!

How to Start or Join a Team

Thank you for your interest in FIRST® LEGO® League!

  1. If you would like to connect with others interested in FLL®, please create an account for FIRST® TeamUp.
    FIRST® LEGO® League and its partners do not start teams themselves; rather, teams start on their own, through schools, clubs, community organizations, neighborhoods, or a willing parent with room to spare!
    Due to privacy laws, we cannot provide existing team information. However, you may share your information anonymously with others on this site in an effort to find teams or mentors with like interests in your area.
  2. If you would like to start a team, visit http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/startateam.
  3. If you are ready to register a team, visit https://gofll.usfirst.org/.
  4. If you are an existing team looking for events in your area, please visit https://gofll.usfirst.org/.
  5. FLL® Forums (A place for the FLL® Community to talk to each other – teams, coaches, volunteers, etc.): http://firstlegoleague.org/challenge/forums.
  6. For additional information or answers to questions, contact Rochester Community Robotics for FIRST (RCR FIRST, Inc).
  7. Team Resources (coach handbooks, products, fundraising, etc.): http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/teamresources

I Want to Be a Sponsor!

Email Damian Garcia, Tournament Director, for further information about being a sponsor at this year’s event!

Additional Information:

2012 Senior Solutions Video

2011 Food Factor Video

FLL® Links